Thursday, September 20, 2007

Shhhh! It's a Secret...

It's been a very busy week. In a few minutes I'm leaving for Inreach Training at Central City church. I'm doing the opening reflection. The training will last until 9:00 tonight.

Next week doesn't look better. In fact, a little worse: Tuesday, another inreach training at my own church; Wednesday, confirmation, Thursday, my book club (I have, alas, not finished the book, Abide with Me, by Elizabeth Strout, yet), Friday, wedding rehearsal (at an outdoor location I still don't have a map for), Saturday, Health Care meeting, Wedding (at an outdoor location I still don't have a map for), Sunday (deep breath) Young Couples' Dinner. Oh, and did I mention I'm preaching next week? No?

But I'm not preaching this week. So tomorrow night and Saturday Husband and I are going to take a little get away to a secret location. I don't know for sure where it is, but I think it looks like this:


My dream: relaxing time reading and writing (maybe even some bad poetry! I haven't done that in years), and active time hiking with Scout, if the weather turns nice. And time to get away from the pressure and desire to succeed at all of the things I am doing, and remember that I am a person and a child of God.

My hope: that I will return renewed.

I believe in this: do you?

17 comments:

Rowan The Dog said...

Your secret is safe with us...
Prayers for your renewal.
Lindy and Rowan

more cows than people said...

GOOD FOR YOU!

i believe, for you.

now off to look for a b and b for us for tomorrow night.

and i do have to preach this weekend!

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Kievas said...

Times of renewal definitely help!

Diane said...

we do have to come back for church on Sunday. so it's a very short trip. (even though I don't preach)

David said...

Have a good trip and I hope you come back renewed and refreshed.

Presbyterian Gal said...

You go girl! Refresh, renew and enjoy.

Hoping Scout is better and will refresh and renew as well.

FranIAm said...

I send you prayerful thoughts for refreshment and renewal. May you, your husband and Scout have a wonderful time!

LawAndGospel said...

Enjoy the gift of time, the company. Prayers it will be well with your soul. ( and of course I envy you).;)

Mrs. M said...

That is fantastic! My husband and I are going away next weekend, and it's something we both strongly believe in. It's amazing how restorative just Getting Away can be.

(Plus, the pic is beautiful-- will you tell us where it is afterwards?)

Diane said...

mrs m. -- yep.

Jiff said...

I do believe!
Have a wonderful, wonderful, restful, renewing time.

Living vicariously,
Jiff

"PS" said...

Bon voyage...no matter if it is just a couple of days.

Katherine E. said...

Oh, yes indeed! Enjoy enjoy enjoy!

Marsha said...

I believe for you! Praying you have a wonderful, relaxing and refreshing time away and return ready to tackle that hectic schedule... and of course that you will get that map! in time!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Diane, you and your sweetie have a lovely tryst in the undisclosed location.

It does not look like Dick Cheney's bunker. I'm glad for that.

Jan said...

This is so good! Have fun with your husband in your secret place. Be renewed!